Lipscomb Rodeo returns to Civic Center 2/27/2015

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 27, 2015

Lipscomb Rodeo returns to Civic Center

By Rita Howell
The Bill Lipscomb Memorial Rodeo returns to Batesville Saturday night for an eleventh appearance at the Batesville Civic Center.

The event will start at 7. Admission is $13 for adults and $11 for children.

5M Rodeo Company sponsors the event. The rodeo includes a best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest for children and a “Diamond Dig” for women, as well as traditional competitions in bareback riding, calf roping, bull riding and barrel racing.

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The rodeo is named for the late William “Bill” Lipscomb of Como. Lipscomb, who co-owned Lipscomb Bros. Livestock Market, entered calf-roping competitions and was a longtime supporter of rodeo.

Lipscomb passed away August 23, 2002, in an automobile accident.

His son Mark Lipscomb coordinates the rodeo each year.

Contests for children begin 30 minutes before rodeo time.

Tickets can be obtained at the Civic Center box office or online at
For information call 662-501-6970.